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Those who enjoy cheating the system while playing Grand Theft Auto V online will be disappointed to find out that Rockstar is shutting all this activity down.
Some of the players who have been using these cheats have been able to exploit the system and generate huge amounts of cash from in-game missions. Other fans of the game are complaining that this is ruining the multiplayer portion of the game.
Rockstar announced that a new maintenance period will begin and the company will be sucking out all the ill-gotten money out of the GTA Online economy.
"We will continue to issue title updates on an ongoing basis to counter the negative impact this has had on gameplay and as part of today's maintenance period, we are removing the counterfeit GTA$ from the game's economy," said Rockstar. "Anyone who innocently received GTA$ as a result of these exploits but did not engage in cheating to acquire it will not face any further action - the funds will just be removed, and you'll be able to keep any items you currently own."
Rockstar also will punish some of these players more severely for cheating the system to this extent.
"Those who actively engaged in cheating and exploiting the game in this manner will, however, be subject to in-game penalties at our discretion," said the company. "This may include being placed in isolated cheater pools or banned from GTA Online altogether."
Those who refused to engage in cheating will be happy to know that they'll get to keep their in-game property. This decision should make the playing field much more level and competition will return to the landscape.
Grand Theft Auto V was released in Sept. this year and has gone on to become one of the highest selling games of all time.